This coming October 20, 2015 marks the seventh year that Eureka is facilitating the local annual Celebration of Mind event as part of our Eureka Presents! series. The Celebration of Mind is a free, nonprofit ad hoc assembly inspired by the interests and written works of famed writer Martin Gardner. Past events have included magic shows, special guest lecturers, unstructured puzzling demonstrations and more.
From the website: “The Celebration of Mind uses puzzles, games, and magic to delight, instruct, and bring people together in a spirit of fun, both at annual gatherings and as a year-round repository of resources. As Martin Gardner said, you can learn more when you’re in a state of entrancement, and that’s our guiding principle.On and around October 21 every year, Celebration of Mind events all over the world share the legacy and many interests of this prolific, accessible American writer, who over a 50-year period introduced general audiences to many fascinating topics in mathematics and science. In the process we continue to create and collect resources that inspire new generations to explore a wide range of intellectual pursuits, and their intersections.”
Last year we had the privilege of sitting down with the event’s organizer Chris Morgan, a renowned magician, puzzler, Martin Gardner devotee to discuss Gardner and his influence of recreation mathematics and puzzling. To read that interview click here.
The event is on October 20th from 6PM to 9PM at the Brookline Senior Center. We look forward to seeing you there!